Audi has just announced it is bringing the A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro, its third PHEV, to the US market. The plug-in hybrid should be available from autumn with prices starting at $74,900.
The specs for the Audi A7 PHEV include a 14.1 kWh battery and a total system output of 270 kW, which are the same as in Europe. An EPA all-electric range has not yet been announced. In Europe, this is over 40 km (25 miles) WLTP. The Audi A7 55 TFSI e comes standard with a compact charging system and can be charged at any SAE J1772 charging station. The semi-electric car comes with a compact charging system that can also be used at home or on the go.
The A7 TFSI e automatically starts in EV mode, where Audi says it runs purely electrically “as the driver does not press the accelerator past a variable, perceptible pressure point”. The Battery Hold mode is for keeping the battery capacity is maintained at its current level, which may be useful when the driver knows they will have to be driving without emissions for an upcoming period.
Further technical and aesthetic information on the semi-electric car was published in September last year when the German luxury carmaker revealed the PHEV. Audi’s plans to put out a significant number of PHEVs were announced in February last year ahead of the Geneva Motor show, when the company revealed PHEV variants of the A6, A7 Sportback, A8 and Q5 models.
The US prices for the A7 start at $74,900, which, after deducting the $995 destination fee and a federal tax credit of $6,712, effectively turns into $69,183.